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  • City-owned Hilton spends most of its occupancy tax set-aside on debt service

    City-owned Hilton spends most of its occupancy tax set-aside on debt service
    The city-owned Hilton Baltimore spent nearly all of the $2.8 million it generated in hotel occupancy taxes — money the city gave it last year to help the struggling convention center hotel make its debt payments, officials said. The hotel did...
  • Kevin Hunt: Can I Buy A House With 5 Percent Down? With Sub-700 Credit Score?

    Kevin Hunt: Can I Buy A House With 5 Percent Down? With Sub-700 Credit Score?
    With the Arctic chill of the polar vortex back where it belongs and mortgage rates still near historic lows, the spring home-buying season has finally arrived. True or false: >> In the post-financial crisis, I can't get a mortgage with a credit...
  • Illinois mortgage delinquencies fall 27% in 2013

    Illinois mortgage delinquencies fall 27% in 2013
    Five percent of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac-backed single-family mortgages in Illinois, or 68,000 loans, were delinquent at the end of 2013,  a sizable decline from last year but still higher than the national average. One-third of those past-due home...
  • State Settles With Companies Charging 'Exorbitant' Interest Rates

    The state has reached a settlement with two companies that issued loans at annual interest rates of up to 355 percent, Connecticut Banking Commissioner Howard F. Pitkin announced Wednesday. CashCall Inc. and Western Sky Financial LLC have agreed to pay a...
  • Freddie Mac: Average 30-year fixed mortgage rate falls to 4.32%

    Fixed mortgage rates fell early this week, with Freddie Mac reporting the average for 30-year loans dropped to 4.32% from 4.37% last week. The McLean, Va., housing finance company said lenders were offering 15-year fixed home loans, a popular option for...
  • Co-signed student loans flunk borrowers

    Here's a riddle for all you trigonometry fans: What do you call it when a student asks dad or grandma to help them take out a college loan to study advanced math? Getting someone to co-sign so you can study cosines. Trust me: Somewhere, a university...
  • Mortgages may be easier to get than potential home buyers believe

    WASHINGTON — Are you on the home-buying sidelines this spring because you think you won't be able to qualify for a mortgage? Do you know what sort of FICO credit scores are being accepted by lenders at the moment — they're lower than they were...
  • For the record

    Culinary tour: In the April 20 Travel section, an article on a culinary tour of the Big Island of Hawaii identified the ice cream brand sold at Discovery Antiques as Lappert's Hawaii. It is Tropical Dreams, and the flavors are mango, macadamia nut,...
  • Strategic default may help seriously underwater homeowner

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: My husband and I purchased a condo in Atlanta in 2006 with an 80/20 loan, the 20 percent being a home equity loan. The 80 percent primary loan is a Fannie Mae loan with a five-year initial period that is fixed-rate...
  • Wealthy Chinese home buyers boost suburban L.A. housing markets

    Wealthy Chinese home buyers boost suburban L.A. housing markets
    The overflow from China's economic high tide is transforming the housing markets of suburban Los Angeles. Affluent Chinese home buyers are driving prices past boom-era peaks, spawning a subset of property brokers and mortgage lenders that cater to their...
  • Repay loans or invest in the market? What to do with a tax refund

    Dear Liz: I got a big tax refund this year and am trying to figure out what to do with the money. Right now I have school loans with a 4% interest rate that I do not need to make a payment on until 2024 with my current payment plan, but the amount I owe...